Tuesday, September 29, 2009

$10,000 giveaway

So, did the title catch your eye? Nothing like a little bait to increase the traffic to your blog right? lol

So, no I am not giving away any money. Heck, I am not giving away anything. But since you are here anyway, why not take a minute and humor an old blogger.(not booger)

As I have done frequently in life, i have imagined what I would do with lots and lots of money if I....

  • A. Won the lottery

  • B. Had a rich relative die and leave me lots of money

  • C. Came up with a million dollar idea that some super rich person bought

  • and so on and so forth

It has always been fun and I think i would be quite the responsible money handler just given the chance. I have heard that money corrupts and that I would just blow it anyway, but hey, give me the chance to prove you wrong. I know i do not need money to be happy....BUT IT WOULDN'T HURT!

So my question today is. What would you do with $10,000 if it came to you out of the blue with no strings attached? I know this is not an easy question to answer. And since I wouldn't ask you fine stalkers to answer anything I was not willing to answer myself....here it goes

first off, $10,000 would not even touch the debt I owe so paying off debts would not be what I would see as the best use of this money. But it is not going to pay off my house either.

I know, I could put it away for the kids and college. Or I could take it to vegas and try to grow it to millions. Maybe I could just give it to someone even worse off than me. Tough decision to make, even if the money is imaginary. I mean, you have to be serious about this, right? lol

Anyway, this is what I would do(I think):

Go on a really great vacation. Not anything elaborate. Just something we may never get the chance to do again. And then, yes, I would put the money in a bank account and hope I could add to it later for all I am hoping to help the kids with.

So, boring? Maybe......So let me know what you would do with $10,000.

Have a great day!


Vodka Logic said...

Since I currently have a daughter in college I would definitely give her some and possibly get her a car. Save some for the other daughter who will be in college in two years...boring.

Other wise I would blow it in a fab family vacation.

Vodka Logic said...

PS great music on your blog. Normally turn it off when I come across a musical blog.

Nicolasa said...

The same thoughts crossed my mind... wouldn't cover the debt or buy a house... I would definitely do a trip with family and friends because those memories will last forever whereas clothing or a new car won't have lasting satisfaction.

RhondaLue said...

forget the vacay...I'd get me some plastic surgery! Wait, it probably wouldn't be enough..Ok family vacation it is...and then maybe buy a car for my teen, pay for some tuition to the college...it doesn't go very far does it? Maybe I'd stash it in the bank till I was sure we were out of this tanked economy.

Mike said...

What percentage is it of the cash flow I have going?

MissKris said...

Well, it wasn't $10,000 that came my way. It was $7,000 left to me from an elderly uncle I'd helped out, cleaning his house, etc. It had no strings attached. If I remember correctly, I think I tithed some to my church. I bought my wonderful Dear Hubby a pretty expensive rifle. Christmas was definitely fun that year! And I think we put the rest of it in savings and just used it for things as they came along. We might've gone for a nice, long getaway at the beach, too. This was several years ago, so you have to forgive the vagueness of my answers, ha! Funny thing is, $7,000 really doesn't go all that far when you get down to it, but it was a totally unexpected "thank you" from my uncle, and deeply appreciated.

Rhonda said...

First off, did you know that when asked in a random poll, 75% of people said the first thing they would do if they won the lottery is get a divorce?


$10000? I would dump it on our open line. Then I'd feel okay about taking a family holiday like we were hoping to do in November. Who am I kidding? $10000 or not, I want the family holiday. :)

Anonymous said...

Disneyland, that is what I would do first thing with some of the
$10,000. Since it won't pay off my debt, the family should have a fun trip some place we have never been. So Disney is the first thing that came to my mind.

Have a great day!

Captain Dumbass said...

Pay off my line of credit, buy new furniture, new carpet and a new Mac. Or maybe pay some of the line of credit off and go for a vacation too.

Lan Nguyen said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! I always play out this scenario in my head, though usually the amount is higher. 10,000 would cover about half my student debt...if I finish grad school in two years. If I didn't have that debt, I would buy a small, nice, moderate house, a cat condo so my kitty will stop climbing on all the furniture, and then copious amounts of books.

Tulsi said...

We don't have much debt besides my car and the house so $10,000 would get us out. Kass isn't home so I wouldn't do a vacation. Probably put the rest on a car for Mikele so she wouldn't drive mine. Or pretend I wanted to visit Missouri, which I really do, but just happen to bump into Kass. So maybe the vacation wouldn't be a bad idea.

Annie said...

I would stay on an island, here in Michigan called Isle Royale for 2 days, then fly to Mackinac Island and stay at the Grand Hotel for a few more. Then we would go somewhere my kids dream of vacationing.

Organic Meatbag said...

I am totally hitting the lottery and moving to South Padre Island, TX!

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